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March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Municipal complex makes library the heart of town

Bee Editorial

A public forum held Tuesday night was wrought with animosity toward the expansion of the West Seneca Public Library and the creation of a municipal center complex for community activity.  Residents have long misunderstood the purpose of such a p More...

Spindle items

• DRESS HER UP — Last weekend, one of my childhood dreams came true when my aunt and I joined my mother to go wedding dress shopping.  My mother, the passionate, free-spirited and strong woman that she is, proposed to her boyfriend on More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 4, 1991

• As West Seneca Army Private First Class James Avery described his recent trip to the country of Oman in the Persian Gulf, it sounded like a dream vacation come true. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I don’t know why anyone would complain that attendance at town board meetings is low. More...

Sports

2016 Boys All-Bee Team

Most Valuable Player  Greg Dolan — Williamsville South Billies   More...

2016 Girls All-Bee Team

Most Valuable Player  Erica Martinsen — Williamsville East Lady Flames   More...

North’s Shaw tabbed Girls Coach of the Year

Earned 500th career victory in run to state AA semifinals

When he walked into the Williamsville North High School gym three years ago to meet his players for the first time, girls varsity basketball coach Bill Shaw doesn’t deny that he was an unknown figure in their eyes despite a long and storied coa More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Buffalo Wild Wings supports St. John’s   More...

Municipal center project riles residents

Last year, more than 120,000 people visited the West Seneca Public Library. This year, plans for an expanded library and community center complex are in the approval process by the Town Board. (See editorial on page four) More...

To resident dismay, road reconstruction will not include sidewalks

Construction season will begin soon in West Seneca, and residents are preparing for the hassles that go hand in hand with heavy equipment and roadwork.  Jim Pastrick, a Brianwood Drive resident, spoke at the Town Board meeting Monday night, repr More...

Local News

Annual Zumbathon event to benefit Make-A-Wish

People are encouraged to put on neon clothes and show off their dance moves in an effort to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Cindy Stani and her daughter, Marisa, will be hosting their third annual Zumbathon event on Sunday, April 10 More...

CHAMPIONS FOR MEALS

Joseph Lorigo, left, Erie County Legislature majority leader, delivers meals to a Town of Aurora couple during Meals on Wheels for Western New York’s annual Champions for Meals event on March 22. More...

Professional MMA in New York State a reality after bill passage

New York State has finally submitted to professional mixed martial arts.  After having a ban in place against professional mixed martial arts since 1997, the New York State Assembly passed a bill on March 22 removing the ban. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax plastic bags for cleaner streets

This is in response to David Sherman’s column published March 16 and 17.  I believe taxing disposable plastic bags will provide an incentive for consumers to use non-disposable bags.  Two key steps are defining a non-disposable bag an More...

Education

State of Schools report signals substantial losses

Ranging from $14.9 million in small, rural districts like North Collins, to more than $100 million in larger districts such as Kenmore and West Seneca, more than $1 billion in state aid funding has been lost by Erie County schools since 2007-08.  More...

On the Campus

Canisius College has named the following West Seneca residents, followed by their year and major, to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester: Amanda Altman, junior biology; Emily Baker, junior special education grades 1 to 6 and childhood ed More...

Lifestyles

11th annual EVENING TO Remember’‘ to celebrate every life

For the 11th year, the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network Inc. will host its annual “Evening to Remember” at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 5271 Clinton St., Elma.   More...

West Sports Boosters sell meat raffle tickets

West Senior’s Sports Boosters are still selling tickets for a “Freezer Full of Meat” raffle taking place at the meat raffle fundraiser Saturday, April 2, at Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St. More...

Tracing an artist’s life through journals

Discovering Burchfield

Charles Ephraim Burchfield, the American watercolorist, is best known for his romantic, often fantastic depictions of nature. More...

Business

West Seneca resident earns CPCU designation

John Bodensteiner of West Seneca, Corporate Business Analytics specialist for Merchants Insurance Group, has been awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter by The Institutes, an educational organization th More...

NFTA-Metro looks to fill open positions

NFTA-Metro is looking to fill 43 career positions across the Buffalo area.  Candidates must be at least 19 years old, be a high school graduate or have an equivalent combination of education and experience, and hold a valid New York State commer More...

Senate Republican majority reveals phase one of tax-cut plan

Members of the New York State Senate Republican majority recently unveiled the first part of their one-house budget proposal that creates a broad-based tax cut plan to provide billions of dollars in tax relief to the middle class, seniors and small b More...